Happy Wednesday! We’re halfway through the first work week of 2018 and I have to say, so far so good! Did you all have a great holiday? I hope that you were able to spend quality time with friends and family 🙂
The start of a new year is all about new goals, so what better time to discuss my goals for January!
First, let’s take a look at my goals from December:
Get in at least one double-digit run
Success! I was able to get in a 10 and 12 mile run in December. The 10 miler wasn’t too bad but that 12 miler hurt!
Start planning my 2018 racing schedule
I’m pretty happy with the races that I have planned thus far for 2018. I’m sure there will be some additions along the way but it looks good so far!
Finish a running book
I finally finished a book! I am notorious for starting a book but never finishing it. I finally had some down time over the holidays and I used that to finish up a book I started reading this summer.
Here are my three main goals for January.
Go vegetarian for a week
I actually started this yesterday so we’ll see how it goes. If I fail, I’ll just try again the following week! It’s not that i eat a ton of meat, but I know that eliminating it will force me to get more creative with my meals. It will also make me eat more vegetables and fruits as well. Although I didn’t list it as a 2018 goal, I really want to work on my nutrition this year.
Hit all my workouts
Since I’m now in training, I want to make sure that I hit all my workouts on my training plan. Now I’m usually pretty good about this, but with the weather being SUPER cold, I find that my motivation is not at 100%. If we could just get a few 30 degree days back, I would be a very happy runner, lol.
Get back to daily PT exercises
So far so good on this goal but I want to make sure I continue it throughout the month. My lack of consistency with this has been showing in my running through various aches and pains and I want to try to avoid this as much a possible. Bring more diligent about doing my hip strengthening exercises will really pay off in the long run.
Do you set monthly goals? Do you have any goals for January?